Events


WLOY Coffeehouse: Black Rhinoceros

Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

WLOY’s last event of the semester is here and we’re not sure how we feel about it. Of course we saved the best for last, but saying goodbye all our Thursday night fun is tragic. No matter how you’re feeling about the end of the semester though, Black Rhinoceros and openers, Divided Heaven are sure pick you up. Black Rhinocerous, an acoustic pop duo will be playing their relaxing, chill tunes on guitar and cello, which is the perfect music to cram to finals to. As self-proclaimed nerd rock, Black Rhinoceros will be sure to appreciate you studying to their music.

By combining Erin’s cello and vocal skills with Ahren’s guitar and vocal, Black Rhinoceros create complex melodies, harmonies and chord progressions in order to make some beautiful songs that you’ll want to listen to forever. Check out what is mean with their song, Gaius, which you can listen to here. Don’t miss it live though! This Thursday. Outside Starbucks. 8-10pm.



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WLOY Open Mic Night 4/20

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Don’t miss your last chance to show you skills off to Loyola! This Thursday WLOY will be having our last open mic night of the semester outside Starbucks from 8-10pm. Bring your instrument and your friends to perform your favorite songs, or maybe even your own music. Not musically inclined? Don’t fear! You can still come support your fellow Loyola musicians, perform some stand up for comic relief, or read some poetry to mellow out the mood. So pick your poison, no matter what talent it is, but don’t miss the last open mic night because that’s one poison you won’t back from!



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Sweet Leda Studio Seizure 4/17/17

Monday, April 17th, 2017 by The Professor

This week as a special Easter treat, we get not one, but TWO hours of chatting and spinning time with Jaime and Julie from Sweet Leda. The Professor chatted with the pair (bass & vocals) about what’s in the water in Pasadena, who they love, and just what kind of horror film they scored. They brought some of their (and our) favorite local albums, and talked about the process of recording their own latest piece of vinyl Let It In.

Studio Seizures run every Monday 7-8pm, except this week it’s 7-9pm with 2 special hours of Sweet Leda!
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WLOY Coffeehouse: Angela Sheik 4/6/17

Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

We are getting experimental this Thursday with Angela Sheik! Angela will be playing her unique electronic music outside of Starbucks between 8-10pm. Her great songs are a mix of a little but of everything including electronic music, indie, folk, pop, and instrumental. But, by far Angela’s favorite music style is looped songs, which she has a major talent for. Watching this looping mastermind play in person is an experience you won’t wan tot miss! You can check out her trippy music here and make sure to witness the genius live on Thursday!



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WLOY Coffeehouse: Songwriter Skirmish 3/30/17

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

 The Songwriter Skirmish has finally arrived! Those chosen will be battling it out on Thursday, March 30th from 8-10pm outside of Starbucks! Come out to support some of the eleven great Loyola rappers, songwriters, duos, and mixers and find out who will kick off the fun at Loyolapalooza. Those participating are Olivia Gordon, Beatrice King and Alex Neave, Shay Kumar, Caroline Hermance, Jordan Parrish, Matthew Heim, Kunle Soniregun, Steve Bisson, Ryan and Jen, Jeleel Yussuf, and Finn Conley (FC the MC). With music ranging from rap to EDM to rock there will be something for everybody and some artist for everyone to rouse for in this cutthroat competition.



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WLOY Coffeehouse: Matt Hutchison 3/23/17

Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Matt Hutchison, a Loyola favorite, will be back this Thursday from 8-10pm outside Starbucks! Inspired from a young age by the sounds of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands, Matt went to England to study Rock and Roll. He then moved out into the wilderness of West Virginia to learn about Country Western music and develop his own music into what it is today. These genres influenced Matt’s alternative, classic rock music style in his awesome songs, which you can listen to here. He enjoys writing songs that tell a good story, so don’t miss the stories and the sounds of Matt Hutchison this Thursday!

Starbucks will be staying open for the length of the Coffeehouse and will be having drink specials like $3 Frappiccinos. Grab yourself a cup of joe or a tasty frap and enjoy the show!



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Canopy Returns to Coffeehouse 3/16/17

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by The Professor

This Thursday at the Starbucks area, check out the return of the etherial, amazing, unique awesomeness that is Canopy! Canopy is a Baltimore-based band comprised of Matt Muirhead and McKenzie Ditter. Matt Muirhead is a well-known Baltimore artist (and creator of the van t-shirt for WLOY!!). He creates both eclectic paintings and music, not to mention builds most of his own instruments. McKenzie Ditter is a photographer and illustrator with wonderful books and clothing creations. Muirhead and Ditter make quite the creative duo!

Canopy comes to stage prepared to improvise and create new music as they go along. They encourage the audience to experience their instruments and joing them on stage for musical adventures or chill and enjoy your coffee. Their music ranges from chill EDM fusion to tropical sounds. Hopefully Matt will even bring one of his amazing crankie projects. Give them a listen before the show and get hyped and come enjoy their wonderful show! As always it’s a FREE show, 8-10pm.



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Coffeehouse 3/2/17: Peter Royall

Friday, February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Loyola alumnus and singer songwriter Peter Royall is back to perform outside Starbucks this Thursday from 8-10pm! Getting his start as Peter Whitaker at WLOY open mic nights, Peter has been growing his song collection and musical talents since graduating in 2015 and we are proud to have him back. So come chill out to his acoustic songs like ‘Jealous Wind,’ or sing along to his pop covers like “This Town“. These tunes will be great to study to or to listen to while you grab a coffee with your friends, so make sure you don’t miss it!



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Late Night Concert: Stacked Like Pancakes PJ Party 2/23

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

WLOY is keeping the lineup stacked this Thursday with the local band Stacked Like Pancakes!  The band is bringing breakfast to McGuire from 8-10pm where their bassist will be making pancakes on stage. This energetic local band has toured with Reel Big Fish and flipped their pancakes off stage all over America. Now they’re bringing their upbeat ska music (which you can find here) to Loyola for a Late Night PJ Party. Come out in your PJs to hear Stacked Like Pancakes live, enjoy some breakfast food (pancakes and other classics), and enter into our PJ contest. Although everyone will be a winner Thursday night when hearing this great band, one person will win tickets to the Baltimore Soundstage for wearing the best PJ outfit. So break out that onesie and make sure not to miss this fun concert!



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Studio Seizure: Mongoloidian Glow

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by The Professor

This week we hand the studio over to the ladies of Mongoloidian Glow! Dark and industrial, passionate, sonic and raw, with a sense of playfulness, Baltimore-based, Mongoloidian Glow, known for their explosive live performances, is made up of two women-Annbidextrious, on bass/guitar and Katha (kay-tha) on drums, with both harmonizing on vocals. The sound created by these women is massive as if listening to a five-piece band. Listen in and see what sort of a playlist they’ve got for us. Early indications include polkas, The Smiths, Stone Roses and much more. Hosted this week by Earl Crown from WLOY’s Crucial Cuts.

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